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Free Webinar on August 23: Leveraging Cell Phones and Citizens to Transform Public Transport

by | August 15, 2017

At 10:00 am PDT on August 23rd, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Jackie Klopp from Columbia University & Digital Matatus Project and Henry Ochieng from Kenyan Alliance of Resident Associations. Register here. The rapid spread of cellphones across the globe creates new opportunities to engage citizens to improve public transport […]

CSUD partners with Columbia Global Center and CEDEUS in Santiago in seminar on Equitable and Sustainable Public Urban Transportation

by | July 14, 2017

On June 27, The Santiago Columbia Global Center, in association with Chile’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), held a seminar entitled “Promoting Equality through Sustainable Public Transportation“ in the eve of the international two-day conference “Mobilize Santiago”, organized at the country’s capital by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). The event brought […]

Dr. Joyce Klein-Rosenthal wins Ford Foundation Fellowship to work on Climate Adaptation and Social Justice

by | May 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, an Adjunct Associate Research Scholar with the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD), was selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), Engineering, […]

New “Access, Innovation and the Urban Transportation Transition” Summer Course Offered

by | May 16, 2017

The Center for Sustainable Urban Development, the M.S. in partnership with the M.S. in Sustainability Management program has developed an exciting new inter-disciplinary course entitled Access, Innovation, and the Urban Transportation Transition.  Generous support to develop this new course has also come from the Volvo Research and Education Foundations and the American Assembly. Offered this summer […]

Mobility vs Access: CSUD Director Elliott Sclar Interview with ITDP

by | February 8, 2017

Michael Kodransky Director, Global and U.S. Initiatives at the Institute of Transport and Development Policy recently interviewed CSUD Director Elliott Scar on “Mobility vs Access”. The Interview,  found here, reflects back on the book by Schaeffer and Scar Access for All: Transportation and Urban Growth and the struggle to make access rather than mobility the […]

Open Air Quality Data: A Talk by Dr. Chrisa Hasenkopf 2 Feb 2017

by | February 1, 2017

Please join the Center for Sustainable Urban Development and the Urban and Social Policy Concentration at SIPA for a conversation with Dr. Christa Hasenkopf of Open AIr Quality Community. See the talk abstract and Dr. Hasenkopf’s bio below. Date: Thursday 2 February 2017 Time: 1 pm- 2:30 pm Location: Room 253 Interchurch Building, 475 Riverside Dr. Please note that […]

CSUD Affiliate Eric Goldwyn curates Mastering the Metropolis

by | December 9, 2016

Congratulations to CSUD Affiliate Eric Goldwyn for his curation of  Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016, an exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York through April 23, 2017. How tall can New York buildings be? How wide? Where can developers build homes, factories, offices, or stores? Where do New Yorkers live, work, and […]

Join CSUD and GSAPP for the Habitat 3 Side Event “Pedagogy and Practice: Innovating for the New Urban Agenda”

by | October 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pedagogy and Practice: Innovating for the New Urban Agenda Wednesday October 19, 2016 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Urban Future Venue: Urban Future   Organization:CSUD And GSAPP Columbia University, New York We invite teachers, learners, researchers, practitioners, NGOs and grass roots activists to join us in a conversation on participatory and collaborative approaches to design and planning […]

Daily Nation Article on Children and Planning in Nairobi by CSUD’s Jacqueline Klopp

by | May 3, 2016

CSUD’ Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp wrote the article “Children’s needs ignored in Nairobi’s physical planning” in one of Kenya’s biggest newspapers The Daily Nation 6 April 2016.  The article notes that child is largely invisible in Nairobi’s planning and how this should and could change.

New Book on Improving Urban Access edited by CSUD Director Elliott Sclar

by | April 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

The new book Improving Urban Access edited by CSUD Director Elliott Sclar, with Hans Nolmark and Christian Wolmar has just been released. Improving Urban Access: New Approaches to Funding Transport Investment provides innovative ideas on how we might reorganize transport finance to ensure that it is suited to serving the social, environmental and economic principles that must guide […]